T-80 Standard Tank : The Soviet Army's Last Armored Champion Paperback
Illustrated by Hugh Johnson
Part of the New Vanguard series
The Soviet T-80 Standard Tank was the last tank fielded before the Soviet collapse, and the most controversial.
Despite having the most sophisticated fire controls and multi-layer armor ever fielded on a Soviet tank, its turbine power plant (rather than a conventional diesel) remained a source of considerable trouble throughout its career.
Steven J Zaloga charts the little-known history of the T-80, covering the initial construction, through the development to the subsequent variants, the T-84 and Russia's enigmatic Black Eagle Tank.
Accompanying detailed cut-away artwork illustrates the unusual design features that made the T-80 so controversial.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 48 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 05/02/2009
- Category: Land forces & warfare
- ISBN: 9781846032448